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Windows 7: Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

12 Dec 2013   #11
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I know what I need but I'm not quite sure how to search for it. I keep coming up with enclosures for hard drives.

If I get the SATA adapter I'm getting a bare 2.5" card. It seems like I need an enclosure to mount it in the hard drive cage. I assume that's where it would go.

Any ideas?


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12 Dec 2013   #12
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Afterall this I think I'm going to eat the return costs of the mSATA card and just get a regular SSD drive. The cost of adapters, while not much, negates the return cost.

Thanks for your help!
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12 Dec 2013   #13
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

I still think that a SSD is a waste of money on a home server OS drive, especially if you plan to use Linux.

A server OS does not need to do anything that requires fast OS-disk access, because once it is booted all the stuff it needs is loaded in RAM (in case it does not do it automatically, there are daemons like Preload that work like Windows 7's prefetching and load stuff you use often in RAM). And you don't reboot so often a server, don't you?

I'd say to try with a USB drive first. I see more performance in adding more RAM (up to 4 GB, more if you do a software RAID as that likes to have a gig or two for caching and stuff) than adding a SSD.

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I know what I need but I'm not quite sure how to search for it. I keep coming up with enclosures for hard drives.
"Sata 3 mSATA" is what I used to find those things.
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12 Dec 2013   #14
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
I still think that a SSD is a waste of money on a home server OS drive, especially if you plan to use Linux.

A server OS does not need to do anything that requires fast OS-disk access, because once it is booted all the stuff it needs is loaded in RAM (in case it does not do it automatically, there are daemons like Preload that work like Windows 7's prefetching and load stuff you use often in RAM). And you don't reboot so often a server, don't you?
I was of that mind when I built my new home server a few months ago, I started with a 2TB spinner in it but I've got so used to not hearing drives that it bugged me every time it spun up and it didn't last two days before I replaced it with a silent 1TB SSD
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